Do you live in one of Austin’s top zip codes for crime?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a real estate website compiled a list of Austin’s top zip codes for crime, KXAN News made lists of its own.

Real Estate website Trulia put together a list of the top five spots for crime in the city.

Trulia's list of Austin's worst zip codes for crime. (courtesy:Trulia)
Trulia’s list of Austin’s worst zip codes for crime. (courtesy:Trulia)

 

Trulia included a range of crimes in its data from March 2012 until now, according to Korina Buhler, product public relations manager for Trulia.

Pinaki Ghosh’s zip code, 78721, made it on the real estate website list. We told you before about video at Ghosh’s house of teens who police believe broke into another home. Ghosh understands why 78721 would be listed.

“I knew three houses were broken in here in these houses,” said Ghosh, pointing to a row of homes. “I’m not saying this like some absolutely crime-ridden neighborhood so that we can not walk in the evening. It’s not like that. But burglary and breaking in are a very common thing here.”

 

A list of the top 5 worst zip codes for burglaries crimes in 2013. (Based on data from Austin Police)
A list of the top 5 worst zip codes for violent crimes and burglaries in 2013. (Based on data from Austin Police)

One of his neighbors also wasn’t surprised with the listing. She says burglars hit her home twice.

“I don’t like to feel that every time I leave my home I worry that something’s going to happen again,” said Kyla Morgan, who lives nearby.

Websites to check crime statistics include SpotCrime, Trulia, and others.

But perhaps the best bet is checking anything that goes through the local police department. Austin Police use RAIDS online, where you can report a crime yourself.

It’s also a good idea to sign up for Citizen Alerts from your local law enforcement agency.

 

 

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